Welcome to Shack Fix

My name is Chris. I have been a handyman and a mechanic for the last 30 years. I am also a real estate investor and a rehabber. If you need a handyman or help with rental turnover, send me a message or give me a call. Here are some of …

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How to Troubleshoot and Repair Wall Outlet Problems

How do you diagnose and repair a bad wall outlet? Standard 120V grounded duplex outlets Swtch-controlled 120V duplex outlets (switch controlls both receptacles) Switch-controlled 120V duplex outlets (switch controls one receptacle) Split-circuit duplex outlets Ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) The common wall outlet is essentially inert. Current arrives at its hot …

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How to Troubleshoot and Repair Four-Way Switch Problems

How do you diagnose and repair a bad 4-way switch? Four-way switch. Far less common than the 3-way switch, the 4-way switch is likely to be found near stairs or along hallways. It is always installed in the circuit between a pair of 3-way switches. The combination of 3-way and …

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How to Fix a Light Switch

Test and Replace a Single-Pole Light Switch Chose the right light switch Check maximum ampere and voltage ratings: 15A-120V indicates that the switch can be used for up to 15 amperes of current at 120 volts. 15A-120V AC or AC ONLY stamped elsewhere on the switch indicates that it can …

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How to Replace Stove Burner Switch

Symptom: Electric Stove Burner Stays on High Possible Cause: Burner Switch Faulty How to Replace Stove Burner Switch on Whirlpool Stove If your stove’s surface burner only works on high regardless of the burner switch position, you may have to replace the burner switch. To order the switch, you need …

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Common Dishwasher Problems & Troubleshooting

Common Dishwasher Problems & Solutions Dishes dirty or spotted after washing Dishwasher doesn’t fill with water Dishwasher drains during fill Water doesn’t shut off Motor doesn’t run Motor hums but doesn’t run Poor water drainage Dishwasher leaks around door Dishwasher leak from bottom Dishwasher doesn’t turn off Dishwasher noisy Door …

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Common Refrigerator Problems & Troubleshooting

Common Refrigerator Problems & Solutions Refrigerator doesn’t run and light doesn’t work Refrigerator doesn’t run but light works Refrigerator starts and stops rapidly Refrigerator runs constantly Refrigerator not cold enough Refrigerator too cold Refrigerator doesn’t defrost automatically Moisture around refrigerator door or frame Ice in drain pan or water on …

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